Selection and settlement of Citizens: English language proficiency among immigrant groups in Australia

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Abstract

Reviews variations in levels of English-language proficiency among immigrants from non-English-speaking countries to Australia. Data on 27 of the largest birthplace groups are used from the 1996 census. Discusses immigrants' motivation to learn English and be included in Australian society and Australian policies regarding immigration-selection procedures, settlement policy, and availability of formal tuition. (Author/VWL)

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  • Christine A. Stevens

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